Designing duo

"Designing duo"
By Susan Maas, Minnesota Medicine, March 2008

The work of Karen LaBat (Clothing Design) and Karen Ryan -- a design professor and a physician -- to design clothes for women with osteoporosis is featured in this article. LaBat has spent nearly three decades studying clothing fit and sizing and is now using a three-dimensional body scanner that renders an image providing more than 80 body surface measurements in eight seconds.